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A case study of a women’s shelter in Pakistan is described, using in-depth interviews with the founders and staff. This article examines how a shelter program based on a human rights framework operates in the Pakistani cultural context. Findings demonstrate the considerable challenges faced by...
This article provides a contextualized analysis of the ways in which school social workers may address the impact of economic, social and political challenges as they will be experienced by the children of mainland China, and how the profession of school social work may serve to ameliorate the...
This article critically analyses empowerment projects in a local community in southern India and explores the shortcomings of development projects aimed at changing living conditions of marginalized people. It is argued that international social work should move beyond established empowerment...
Persons with schizophrenia in Singapore suffer from lower perceived stigma compared with the USA and Canada. Secrecy is the most highly endorsed coping strategy and educating others is the least endorsed. This reflects Singapore patients’ preference to hide their illness and their lack of...
Street life significantly reduced the street children’s subjective wellbeing (SWB), which was lower than those of regular people. The level of self-esteem played a moderating role in their life satisfaction and positive affect. This study shows the significance of providing life necessities and...
This article identifies the cultural differences and language barriers faced by Taiwanese social workers when working with families of cross-border marriages, and discusses the importance of adopting a multicultural approach in social work practice in order to cater to the urgent needs of an...
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